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IEIS Graduate School Doctoral Scholarship: apply until 30th May 2024

Published on May 22, 2024 Updated on May 22, 2024

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. Recruitment of a PhD student in Management Sciences. Doctoral scholarship opportunity as part of the @iaelyon Graduate School "International Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Society (IEIS)".

  • Research laboratory : Magellan iaelyon Research Center
  • Host institution : iaelyon School of management -  Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • Supervisor : Marie-Christine Chalus, Professor of Management Sciences (Strategy and Entrepreneurship). Co-supervision possible.
  • Duration : October 2024 - October 2027

Context of the thesis

The thesis is part of the Graduate School « International Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Society » (IEIS), winning project of the ANR / SFRI - Graduate School call for projects.

The 'International Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Society' (IEIS) Graduate School focuses on entrepreneurship and its ability to transform society, a key theme for the University and iaelyon School of Management. It offers a specific course to a class of excellence from MBA to doctoral level, further strengthening the links between bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorates and research teams, in order to create a genuine synergy for excellence and the common good.

The Graduate IEIS aims to train researchers in entrepreneurship with an innovative, international project with a societal impact (climate, health, biodiversity, greencity, smartcity, etc.).
The students involved have the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial skills that are essential to lead innovative and societal projects. At the same time, high-level researchers with the ability to federate and act in complex and international situations to develop ambitious entrepreneurial projects have the opportunity to grow.

Students in the final year of their Master's and PhD students have access to specific support from experienced researchers and mentors, both from the academic world and the socio-economic sphere. Discussion sessions between undergraduate and graduate students are organised to stimulate collaboration on projects.

Joining the IEIS Graduate School means benefiting from : 
  • A dynamic and cosmopolitan research environment, closely linked to the major associations of research professors and international conferences in the field (AIMS, AOM, AEI, AIREPME, EIASM, etc.) ;
  • Synergies developed with incubatees and other students interested in the subject through on-site events, meetings and exchanges, with visiting international researchers and off-site events, including international events ;
  • International mobility opportunities.

Aim of the thesis

Thesis projects must be related to the theme of entrepreneurship and more specifically to the development of innovative and international entrepreneurial projects with a strong societal impact.

How to apply

The application must include :
  • CV : 1 page maximum (with photo), showing the academic career since the A Levels (school leaving certificate), as well as the university degrees obtained (specify average grade) and any contests won ;
  • Transcripts and degrees obtained ;
  • Thesis proposal (maximum 4 pages), including bibliographical references ;
  • Research dissertation completed as part of a Master's degree or research project, enabling research skills to be assessed (to be sent afterwards if in progress at the time of application). This work must have been completed less than 5 years before the application ;
  • Proof of level in French and/or in English (minimum level B2 - TOEIC score 785) ; 
  • Any other document deemed relevant to the assessment of the application.

Documents must be sent in PDF format by email to alicia.merle@univ-lyon3.fr before 30th May 2024, 23:59.

Award criteria :

- Master's degree in management science (or another discipline but with a solid background in entrepreneurship) (obtained or in the process of being obtained) ;
- Research dissertation completed (or about to be completed) ;
- Academic excellence ;
- Consistency of academic background, professional project, research interests and fit with the theme of « International Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Society » ;
- Level of French and/or English.

The IEIS Graduate School particularly values international academic and professional paths. Are you an international student interested in applying for the IEIS Graduate School doctoral scholarship ? Join a university community open to the world that welcomes and supports international doctoral students in a demanding and recognised career path.

  • Applications opening: 4th April 2024
  • Applications deadline: 30th May 2024
  • Interviews with the IEIS Graduate School: June
  • Deadline to send the complete application files requested by the Doctoral school SEG (including the completed research dissertation) via the ADUM Network : 30th June 2024
  • Interviews with the SEG Doctoral school : 11th & 12th July 2024
  • Notification of results to applicants: 12th July 2024
Contact :
Alicia MERLE – Graduate School@iaelyon School of Management Coordinator : alicia.merle@univ-lyon3.fr
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